332-2 C. Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness: Program Scope: In FY 1984, 98 Projects With Industry programs were sup- ported to train and place in employment more than 13,000 handicapped individuals earning in excess of $70 million in wages from private sector employment. Effectiveness: An assessment of the program completed in April 1983 (E.I) found that (1) PWI projects appear generally successful in meeting the program's goal of developing private sector linkages to assist disabled persons in achieving competitive employment, though quantitative information to verify the performance of specific projects is limited, and (2) no single type of organization is more successful than others in accomplishing PWI goals. Rather, the diversity of organizations operating PWIs and the flexibility of projects in providing services appear to be important factors in the PWI program's overall effectiveness. D. Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendation for Legislation; None. E. Supporting Studies and Analys.es Cited in Section C Above: 1. Assessment of the Projects With Industry Program, Advanced Technology, Inc., McLean, Virginia, and Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1983 F. Other Support i ng D ata: None HI* RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(b) ED began a congressionally mandated evaluation of this program in FY 1984. Contact for further information: Program operations: Arthur Cox (202)732-1333 Program studies: Arthur Kirschenbaum (202) 245-8307 Note 1. The $8 million regular appropriation in FY 1983 was supplemented by a one time supplemental appropriation of $5 million under the Jobs Bill.ernment agencies.